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Before and after 5 months breast reduction

Before and after 5 months breast reduction
Before and after 5 months breast reduction
Before and after 5 months breast reduction
Before & after Breast Reduction
Before & after Breast Reduction
Before & after Breast Reduction
Before & after Breast Reduction
Before and 6 months after Breast Reduction
Before and 6 months after Breast Reduction
Before and 6 months after Breast Reduction

About The Procedure

Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Women who have had a mastectomy after breast cancer are often interested in learning about and understanding their options for breast reconstruction.  These patients have already been through an ordeal and deserve to be treated with sensitivity. Dr Hodgkinson has been reconstructing women’s breasts for more than 30 years and has a great deal of respect for these patients and their journey.  He has experience in the various techniques used to reconstruct the breast whether it be with the use of breast implants or flap surgery such as the Latissmus or Tram Flap which utilise the patient’s own autogenous tissues to form a new breast. A secondary procedure can also be carried out to create a new nipple when necessary.

For more information on breast reconstruction after mastectomy, please call the clinic on 02 9362 7400 to make an appointment to discuss your particular history and desires with Dr. Hodgkinson.

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FAQs

  • What type of scars can I expect from a breast reduction?

    Q: What type of scar results from breast reduction?

    A: Many patients with large breasts over D size become quite symptomatic, suffering from back pain, neck strain and the inability to wear certain clothes. They often inquire about breast reduction and are concerned about what types of scar result from the different procedures. While we cannot guarantee what type of scar each patient will form after surgery, I try to minimise the amount of scarring with all breast surgery. In reduction mammaplasty I try to evert the anchor or invert a T incision which is on the lower pole of the breasts. Some surgeons do a W type scar, others a vertical scar on the breast, but if possible, it is best to limit the scars which are on the breast itself and try to put them only around the areola. This technique is called the Bennelli technique and it is very useful also for breast lifts. I have recently visited Dr Goes from Brazil in Sao Paulo and have a few new tricks to further reduce scarring. Breast reduction is one of the most successful operations as patients are grateful for the new shape, size and the elimination of symptoms associated with having large breasts. It is has been performed in patients from as young as 14 years to as old as 72 years.

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